Asus Zenfone Max (2GB RAM, 32GB, Snapdragon 615)

price Rs. 9,999 onwards launch May, 2016
current magic score ?
77.0
verdict BUY
very good value-for-money
currently ranked
#10
of 526 phones in Rs. 5,000 - 10,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 8 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • Rugged, and good looking design
  • The curved back fits well into the palm and due to the coarse plastic finish, it really feels good to hold
  • Decent display with accurate color reproduction, good brightness levels, adjustable color temperature and an in-built blue-light filter
  • Gorilla glass protection on the display
  • Smooth, effortless performance, including with resource intensive games
  • Excellent, super long lasting battery, that can deliver up to a 2-3 day backup!
  • Also includes a Power saver mode, which adjusts processor performance, screen brightness and restricts access to features that use up more battery
  • Unique reverse charging support - can be used to charge other devices
  • Decent loudspeaker, and audio quality

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • Feels bulky, and tips the scales at over 200g
  • Visibility under bright light is average due to the reflective nature of the screen
  • The Zen UI is a bit cluttered and sometimes buggy (although highly customizable)
  • Average camera
  • Charging speed is on the slow side

8 expert review(s)


42,025+ user reviews

video review

source: @PhoneBunch
OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS
  • Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)
Sensors
  • Accelerator
  • E-Compass
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Hall Sensor
Processor/RAM
Processor1.5 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
GPUAdreno 405
RAM2 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 64 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity5000 mAh
Battery Standby914 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)37.60 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Web Browsing Time: 32.5 hrs
  • Video Playback Time: 22.6 hrs
Dimensions
Weight202 gm
Thickness10.55 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • Wide View
  • F2.0 Aperture
  • PixelMaster
  • Dual-color Real Tone flash
  • Zero Shutter Lag
  • Back Light (HDR) mode
  • Low Light mode
  • Manual Mode
  • Real Time Beautification
  • Night mode
  • Depth of field. Selfie mode
  • Photo Effects
  • Panorama mode
  • Miniature
  • Time Rewind
  • Smart Remove
  • All Smiles
  • Time Lapse
  • HDR mode
  • GIF animation
Secondary Camera5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Wide View
  • F2.0 Aperture
  • PixelMaster
  • Zero Shutter Lag
  • Back Light (HDR) mode
  • Low Light mode
  • Real Time Beautification
  • Night mode
  • Selfie mode
  • Photo Effects
  • Time Lapse
  • Wide-angle 88 degree
  • Selfie Panorama (up to 140 degree)
  • HDR mode
  • GIF animation
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
FM RadioYes
More
  • 5GB free lifetime ASUS WebStorage
  • WiFi Direct
  • USB On-The-Go
  • Creative Studio
  • What's Next
  • ZenLink
  • ZenMotion
  • ASUS Splendid
  • Kids Mode
  • SnapView
  • One Hand Mode
  • Trend Micro Security
  • Power Saving Mode
  • MiniMovie
  • Google Apps
  • ASUS Sync
  • File Manager
  • Quick Memo
  • Themes
  • ZenCircle
  • PhotoCollage
  • PhotoEffects
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
3.13/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys